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Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

47.3% of the local labour force in the Yass Valley work 40 or more hours, compared to 45.4% in Australian Capital Territory.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for the Yass Valley's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in the Yass Valley depends on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work;
  • The industry sector in which they work;
  • The occupation level and requirement or opportunity to work overtime, and;
  • The age structure and household structure of the working population.

Hours worked statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupations and Income to provide more insight into the observations made.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers hours worked
Yass Valley 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Australian Capital Territory%Number%Australian Capital Territory%2006 to 2011
None3574.65.12623.94.3+95
1 hour - 15 hours78210.19.571210.510.3+70
16 hours - 24 hours6928.97.55988.97.5+94
25 hours - 34 hours7589.89.06479.68.9+111
35 hours - 39 hours1,35017.422.01,05515.620.2+295
40 hours1,38617.919.41,14016.918.9+246
41 hours - 48 hours7729.911.878611.612.6-14
49 hours or more1,51119.514.21,37620.415.3+135
Not stated1542.01.51752.62.0-21

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers hours worked, 2011
Local resident workers hours worked, 2011 None, Australian Capital Territory: 5.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, Australian Capital Territory: 9.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, Australian Capital Territory: 7.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, Australian Capital Territory: 9.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Australian Capital Territory: 22.0% 40 hours, Australian Capital Territory: 19.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, Australian Capital Territory: 11.8% 49 hours or more, Australian Capital Territory: 14.2% Not stated, Australian Capital Territory: 1.5% None, Yass Valley: 4.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Yass Valley: 10.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Yass Valley: 8.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Yass Valley: 9.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Yass Valley: 17.4% 40 hours, Yass Valley: 17.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Yass Valley: 9.9% 49 hours or more, Yass Valley: 19.5% Not stated, Yass Valley: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011 None, Yass Valley: +95 1 hour - 15 hours, Yass Valley: +70 16 hours - 24 hours, Yass Valley: +94 25 hours - 34 hours, Yass Valley: +111 35 hours - 39 hours, Yass Valley: +295 40 hours, Yass Valley: +246 41 hours - 48 hours, Yass Valley: -14 49 hours or more, Yass Valley: +135 Not stated, Yass Valley: -21
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the Yass Valley's local labour force in 2011 compared to Australian Capital Territory shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 28.8% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 64.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 26.0% and 67.4% respectively for Australian Capital Territory.

The major differences between the hours worked by the local labour force of the Yass Valley and Australian Capital Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (19.5% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.4% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (9.9% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 40 hours (17.9% compared to 19.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Yass Valley increased by 662 people (15.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the local labour force in the Yass Valley between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+295 local labour force)
  • 40 hours (+246 local labour force)
  • 49 hours or more (+135 local labour force)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+111 local labour force)

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